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Design of a radial velocity spectrograph for the Moletai Astronomical Observatory
Author(s): Colby A. Jurgenson; Debra A. Fischer; Tyler M. McCracken; Rebecca A. Stoll; Andrew E. Szymkowiak; Matt J. Giguere; Fernando G. Santoro; Gary Muller
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Paper Abstract

The Yale Exoplanet Laboratory is under contract to design, build, and deliver a high-resolution (R = 60,000) echelle spectrograph for the Moletai Astronomical Observatory 1.65-meter telescope at the Vilnius University. We present a fiber-fed, white-pupil architecture that will operate from 400 to 880nm. The optomechanical design implements a modular approach for stability and ease of alignment that can be reproduced for other telescopes. It will utilize highperformance off-the-shelf optical components with a custom designed refractive camera for high throughput and good image quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9147, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V, 91477F (10 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056491
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Colby A. Jurgenson, Yale Univ. (United States)
Debra A. Fischer, Yale Univ. (United States)
Tyler M. McCracken, Yale Univ. (United States)
Rebecca A. Stoll, Yale Univ. (United States)
Andrew E. Szymkowiak, Yale Univ. (United States)
Matt J. Giguere, Yale Univ. (United States)
Fernando G. Santoro, ASTRO Electro-Mechanical Engineering (United States)
Gary Muller, ASTRO Electro-Mechanical Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9147:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy V
Suzanne K. Ramsay; Ian S. McLean; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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